Henry Ruggs III released by Raiders: what to know about DUI allegations from deadly car accident


Henry Ruggs III is no longer a member of the Raiders.

Las Vegas released the 22-year-old wide receiver late Tuesday after the organization learned of his involvement in a car accident earlier in the day a woman died. Ruggs is charged with DUI resulting in death and reckless driving, according to court documents.

Here’s everything we know about the incident and how the Raiders and the NFL reacted to the news.

Details on Henry Ruggs III’s car crash

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a statement on Tuesday saying officers responded to an accident involving a Chevrolet Corvette and Toyota Rav4 at 3:39 local time. The department’s initial investigation revealed that Ruggs was driving the Chevrolet Corvette at high speed and crashed into the rear of the Toyota Rav4, which was found in flames. Ruggs showed “signs of impairment,” according to the LVMPD statement.

The woman inside the Toyota Rav4 was pronounced dead on the spot. (His name will not be released until his relatives have been informed.) Ruggs and Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, his girlfriend and a passenger in his car at the time of the accident, were treated in a neighbor. hospital for “severe” injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the Las Vegas Revision Diary. Ruggs and Kilgo-Washington, who calls himself Rudy Washington, share a young daughter.

After being discharged from the hospital, Ruggs was transferred to the county jail in downtown Las Vegas.

DUI resulting in a death charge

During Ruggs’ court appearance on Wednesday morning, Deputy Chief District Attorney Eric Bauman said Ruggs was traveling at 156 mph before the accident and had a blood alcohol level that was more than double the legal limit. The prosecutors also said it a dog was killed in the crash.

Ruggs’ bail was set at $ 150,000 on Wednesday. The state had asked for the $ 1 million bail. Ruggs was ordered to return to court on November 10th.

In Nevada, DUI resulting in death is a category B offense, among the second most serious crimes of the state. It carries a possible sentence of two to 20 years in prison, and probation is not an option after a sentence. Reckless driving carries a possible sentence of one to six years in prison.

Ruggs’ attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld released the following statement on Tuesday (via the Las Vegas Review-Journal): “On behalf of our client Henry Ruggs III we are conducting our own investigation at the time of this writing and are asking everyone to reserve judgment until all facts are gathered.”

Raiders release Henry Ruggs III

The Marauders released a statement on Tuesday afternoon saying they were aware of the incident, adding that the franchise was “devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family”. Las Vegas later announced that it had released Ruggs.

The NFL also released a statement on Tuesday (via NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero): “Our hearts are with the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy. We will continue to gather facts and monitor the matter according to our policies, but our thoughts at this time are with those affected by this incident. devastating”.

Ruggs, who was selected by the Raiders with the no. 12 chosen in the 2020 NFL Draft, he signed a four-year rookie contract worth $ 16.67 million with the team in July 2020. was fully guaranteed, but Las Vegas will likely try to undo the remaining years.


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